Swift County Polish Catholic Churches/Cemeteries


St. Joseph’s Church (Built in 1889)

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  • Polish was used in church services until 1936
  • The church was moved to Holloway in 1944
  • Around 1992 the church closed in Holloway
  • Consolidated with Saint John Catholic Church in Appleton, MN
  • St. John’s is now the custodian and maintains the cemetery grounds.

St. Joseph’s Church Book/Booklet

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Holloway, Minnesota: Celebration 100 Years 1887-1987
Galion, Ohio: United Church Directories 1987
Available in the Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

LDS Family History Center Films

Saint Joseph’s Church baptism, marriage, death records (film# 1710900) are on permanent loan at the LDS Family History Center in Crystal. The phone number for the center is 763-544-2479.

PSG-MN Newsletter Article

(You will need to scroll down to the page indicated to find the article within the newsletter link)

Fall 19978Polish Catholic Churches in Minnesota: Part 2 – Polish Catholic Churches in the Diocese of New UIm (continued)
Churches in the Northwest Part of the Diocese
by Paul Kulas
(St. Joseph’s Church is included in the article)

St. Joseph’s Cemetery

Five miles south of Holloway: 100th St. SW and 150th St. NW
The original St. Joseph’s Church was located here also.

This stone is a memorial to the church on the grounds of the cemetery.
It marks the original site of the church.